Barbara Ann (Vogel) Wittenauer, of Hubbard, Ohio, passed from this life at 4:42 AM Thursday, April 29, 2021, while under hospice care and surrounded by family. She was 85.
Barbara was born March 30, 1936, in Jacksonville, Florida, a daughter to Robert Carl Vogel, Sr. and Mary Josephine (Pfeiffer) Vogel.
She graduated in 1954 from Bishop Kenny High School, Jacksonville, and furthered her education, becoming a registered nurse in 1957. This was accomplished through the St. Vincent School of Nursing Program of the St. Vincent Hospital, Jacksonville.
Proudly she fulfilled her career at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in Howland, Ohio. In addition, she worked for the Windsor Nursing Home #5.
Her memberships included: St. Patrick Catholic Church, Hubbard; Ohio Nurses Association; and Friends of the Hubbard Public Library Book Club.
In her spare time, Barbara enjoyed reading and traveling. However, spending time with her grandchildren warmed her heart the most.
Surviving are her daughters, Theresa Harnichar (Michael), of Newton Falls, Ohio, Andrea Swogger (Pastor Jeff), of Vienna, Ohio, and Karen Silber (Martin), of Germantown, Maryland; her son, James Wittenauer (Erika), of Salem, Ohio; her grandchildren, Randy (Joanna), Joshua (Angela), Dana (Neo), Ian (Glenniece), Kelsey, Amanda, and Faith (Joseph); 6 great-grandchildren; and her extended family.
Barbara was preceded in death by: her brothers Robert C. Vogel, Jr. and Louis Vogel.
Her family is so grateful to the staff at Southern Care Hospice for the wonderful and loving care they gave to Barbara during her final days.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to: Southern Care Hospice, 5401 Ashley Circle, Suite E, Austintown, Ohio 44515 (or) Friends of the Hubbard Public Library, 436 W. Liberty Street, Hubbard, Ohio 44425.
A memorial gathering will be held for Barbara on Monday, May 3, 2021, from 12- 2 PM, at the Wisdom Center, 1665 Shannon Rd., Girard, Ohio 44420. Her celebration continues with a memorial service at 2 PM, also in the church.
Expressions of sympathy can be left for her family at: www.bricelandfuneralservice.com
Coordination of this tribute for Mrs. Wittenauer was provided by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, Brookfield, Ohio. (330-509-3135)